Beyond the Burrito
The rest of the country has enjoyed the modern ambience and unique regional dishes of high-end Latin restaurants for years—why has it taken so long for Silicon Valley to catch the Nuevo wave? Joya, Mezcal and others are leading the charge.
Tourists Pay to Play
California's State Parks draw visitors' and their money, and closing them to fix the budget might backfire
Soccer News: Bent Like Beckham
Silicon Alleys reviews the juicy new tell-all book 'The Beckham Experiment'
Harem pants are hot this season
I Saw You: The Rants Roll On
Metroactive wants to know what gets your goat
Film Review: 'Séraphine' on Canvas and Onscreen
A new biopic resurrects the life of an obscure French artist
Film Review: 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
The new Harry Potter is one of the series' best entries
Film Preview: Tati on the Big Screen
The California Theatre presents the French comedian's masterpiece, 'Playtime,' July 17-18
Film Review: 'The Hurt Locker'
Kathryn Bigelow looks at bravery of men in the Iraq war
Film Review: 'Bruno'
Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the homophobes in outrageous new comedy
DVD Review: The Return of John Gilbert
Flicker Alley brings back the kind of silent-film lovers in two swashbuckling adventures
Music Preview: Artemesia Black
Mountain View's Artemesia Black summon truly spirited music
Music Preview: Cowboy Junkies
The otherworldly blues rockers place Montalvo on Friday, July 17
Music Preview: Count Five
The 'Psychotic Reaction' band keeps the dream alive Friday, July 17, at the Little Fox in Redwood City
Music Preview: Mark Russo
Russo brings his jazz trio to Santana Row's Flavors of Jazz series on Tuesday, July 21
Restaurant Review: Casa De Cobre in Saratoga
Santa Clara's Korean restaurants Corner Place, Nor-Bu and Chosun Myunoak cool diners with cold-noodle soup
Food News: How Much Meat Is Too Much?
Stett Holbrook continues the discussion about the pros and cons of meat eating
Wine News: Why Not Uruguay?
Morocco's Restaurant in San Jose hosts a tasting of wines from Uruguay on Thursday, July 16
Classical Music Preview: Music@Menlo and Midsummer Mozart
Two of the summer's best classical festival begin this week
Book Review: 'The Whole Death Catalogue'
A sprightly look at the deadly arts
Book Review: 'Buriki'
The tin toy cars of Japan in the 1950s took over the world
Letters to the Editor
July 15 - 21, 2009